Community Physiotherapist (inc. £2k welcome incentive)

Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust
£25,655 to £39,027 a year pa
Closing date
26 Feb 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust is pleased to announce that an opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and motivated Physiotherapist to join our team in NN1 Community Therapy team. Opportunity may also arise to help support our in-patient team at Kelling Hospital.

This can be a band 6 post OR can be a linked grade providing you with the opportunity to progress from a Band 5 to a Band 6 in line with an agreed set of competencies. As such, we are looking for someone who has completed 2-3 rotations or equivalent at Band 5 level. You will be supported in gaining skills in advanced clinical reasoning and problem solving as well as skills in complex assessment and intervention. Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to discuss assessment and interventions empathetically with service users, relatives and carers is critical to this role, Support is available from Clinical Leads and Community Operations Managers. Band 6 competencies are expected to be reached within 12-18 months of appointment.

This post is being offered with a welcome incentive package that includes payment of up to £2,000 for the successful candidate, subject to terms and conditions. For more information on this incentive, please contact the recruiting manager whose details are listed on this page.

The post is Permanent.

Main duties of the job

  • You will be able to deliver high quality Physiotherapeutic interventions and health care to patients . To provide proactive, holistic case management and rehabilitation whilst working with patients to help them set realistic goals. Utilising health coaching skills to effectively engage with the patient and their family to ensure that expectations are appropriately managed. This post may also have the need to in-reach into the in-patient caseload as service needs' depends.
  • To assess and prescribe care programmes for patients with, but not exclusive to, long term conditions, the frail and elderly, palliative care and rehabilitation needs, to achieve quality of life and independence where possible
  • To assess and prescribe exercise programmes to patients with, but not exclusive to, frail ad elderly, palliative care and rehabilitation needs, to achieve quality and independence where possible.
  • To work within the integrated team to facilitate early discharge from hospital
  • To work with all health care professionals, and statutory and non-statutory agencies to provide a seamless integrated service to our service users
  • To provide advise, support and supervision to junior staff, therapy assistants and students.

About us

You will work with a small team of friendly, approachable physiotherapists, occupational therapists, therapy assistant practitioners and community registered nurses. The post will be based at Kelling Hospital Site, Fakenham Medical Practice travelling out to see patients in their own homes or in care homes in Fakenham, Wells, Holt and Sheringham and surrounding villages. This post may also include providing cover on the 24 bed in-patient unit within Kelling Hospital.

Apply now to join an organisation that has been awarded an 'Outstanding' rating by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), the highest possible rating and the first stand-alone NHS community trust in the country to be awarded the title.

Job description Job responsibilities

To provide physiotherapeutic interventions to patients with a wide range of conditions in their own homes or on the in-patient unit. For more detailed information please see the attached job description.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Diploma or first level degree in Physiotherapy
  • Current HCPC registration
  • Clinical Educator's course or equivalent
Experience Essential
  • Evidence of working as band 5 physiotherapist across a broad range of specialities eg Orthopaedics, MSK, Neurology, Care of the Elderly etc in acute and community settings
  • Experience of performing falls assessments and gait analysis
  • Experience of working with/as part of multidisciplinary teams and partner agencies
  • Experience of working with patients with multiple pathologies and managing holistic patient centred care
Skills, Abilities and Knowledge Essential
  • Ability to organise and prioritise workload independently and support others to do so
  • Evidence of understanding of Safeguarding issues relating to the care of vulnerable adults and older people
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Evidence of attendance on short courses and/or in house training related to physiotherapy post-registration
  • Good computer skills including SystmOne and ability to work on information management systems
  • Relevant safeguarding training
  • Working knowledge of SystmOne
  • Experience of audit/research
Communication Essential
  • Evidence of excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills appropriate to supporting other members of the team
Personal and People Development Essential
  • Evidence of own personal development and experience
  • Ability to support the development of others through supervision and teaching
  • Supporting patients in self management through health coaching
Personal attributes/behaviours Essential
  • Ability to identify with the Trust's commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults
  • Value and respect the privacy and dignity of the patient
  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of team
  • Enthusiasm
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Flexible and positive approach to work to meet changing needs of the service
Other Essential
  • Post holder will be required to work standard hours between the hours of 9-5 Monday to Friday, and will need to be flexible in extenuating circumstances when there may be a need to be flexible with working hours
  • Must hold a full and valid driving licence and have access to a vehicle for work
  • The post holder will need to be passed as fit to perform the full duties of the post by Occupational Health , with any reasonable aids and adaptations as appropriate

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